I was privileged enough to be invited by DBS to attend SPARKS, The Musical (performed from 3rd – 5th Aug) to commemorate the bank’s 50th anniversary. The gala show was attended by Guest of Honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as well as many of the bank’s leaders and employees from the early years.
SPARKS, The Musical was held at the Capitol Theatre, a historical building that was beautifully refurbished after 17 years. The place was basically a core for plays, musicals as well as grand gala events. Imagine the excitement when I received the “Golden Ticket”, a brochure as well as a copy of DBS commemorative booklet.
SPARKS, The Musical is performed by Adrian Pang who reprises his role as Chester Teo in DBS SPARKS series, together with his cast of professional actors from Pangdemonium theatre company.
“Pangdemonium is a proudly Singaporean, critically-acclaimed, award-winning theatre company with a mission to tell stories on the stage which are challenging, inspiring, relevant, accessible, and above all, of the highest artistic, entertainment and productions values, in a league with the very best of theatre internationally.”
The Musical took me through the DBS journey back in time which was lit 50 years ago. It features behind the scenes of unsung heroes whom not only played crucial roles in the DBS story but also touched countless lives along the way. There were bonds built with some of their more memorable clients as they shared their triumphs, supporting them through challenging times like the global financial crisis and the SARS epidemic.
It was indeed an eye opener for me since I got to understand a bit more about the financial and banking industry in Singapore and also just realizing that DBS has already been around for 50 years.